Maneno ya Mungu ya Kila Siku | Utendaji (6) | Dondoo 440

Maneno ya Mungu ya Kila Siku | Utendaji (6) | Dondoo 440

335 |12/12/2020

Kwa hivyo mnapopitia shida au kikwazo kidogo, ni yenye manufaa kwenu; kama lingekuwa jambo rahisi kwenu basi mngeangamia, na kisha mngelindwaje? Leo, ni kwa sababu mnaadibiwa, kuhukumiwa, na kulaaniwa ndiyo mnapewa ulinzi. Ni kwa sababu mmeteseka sana ndiyo mnalindwa. Kama sivyo, mngekuwa tayari mmepotoka. Huku si kufanya mambo yawe magumu kwenu kwa makusudi—asili ya mwanadamu ni ngumu kubadili, na lazima iwe hivyo ili tabia zao zibadilishwe. Leo, hamna hata dhamiri au akili ambazo Paulo alikuwa nazo, wala hamwezi hata kujitambua kama yeye. Lazima mushurutishwe kila wakati, na kila wakati lazima muadibiwe na kuhukumiwa ili roho zenu zichangamshwe. Kuadibu na hukumu ndivyo bora kabisa kwa maisha yenu. Na inapolazimu, lazima pia ukweli unaowafikia uadibiwe; ni hapo tu ndipo mtakapotii kikamilifu. Asili zenu ni kana kwamba bila kuadibu na kulaani, hamngetaka kuinamisha vichwa vyenu, hamngetaka kutii. Bila ukweli ulio mbele yenu, hakungekuwa na matokeo. Ninyi ni duni sana na msio na thamani katika tabia! Bila kuadibu na hukumu, itakuwa vigumu kwenu kushindwa, na itakuwa vigumu kwa udhalimu na kutotii kwenu kushindwa. Asili yenu ya zamani imekita mizizi sana. Kama mngewekwa juu ya kiti cha enzi, hamngefahamu urefu wa mbingu na kina cha dunia, sembuse kujua mnakoelekea. Hamjui hata mlikotoka, hivyo mngewezaje kumjua Bwana wa uumbaji? Bila kuadibiwa na kulaaniwa kwa wakati unaofaa leo, siku yenu ya mwisho ingekuwa imeshawadia kitambo. Hiyo ni kando na majaaliwa yenu—je, hayo hayatakuwa katika hatari ya karibu zaidi? Bila kuadibu na hukumu hii ya wakati unaofaa, ni nani anayejua jinsi ambavyo mngekuwa wenye kiburi, au jinsi ambavyo mngekuwa wapotovu. Kuadibu huku na hukumu hii vimewafikisha leo, na vimehifadhi kuwepo kwenu. Kama bado “mngeelimishwa” kwa kutumia njia zile zile kama za “baba” yenu, ni nani ajuaye mngeingia katika ulimwengu upi! Hamna uwezo wa kujidhibiti na kutafakari kujihusu wenyewe hata kidogo. Kwa watu kama ninyi, mkifuata na kutii tu bila kusababisha ukatizaji au usumbufu wowote, malengo Yangu yatatimia. Je, hamfai kufanya vema zaidi katika kukubali kuadibu na hukumu ya leo? Je, mna chaguo gani jingine?

Kimetoholewa kutoka katika Neno Laonekana katika Mwili

You’re Protected Because You’re Chastised and Judged

I

You lack the self-knowledge of Paul, always needing to be chastised; you need judgment to awaken. Chastisement is best for your lives. And when it is necessary, then there has to be chastisement of the arrival of the facts, for then you will fully submit. Without being chastised and cursed, you would refuse bowing your head, you’d be unwilling to submit. If there’s no facts, there’s no effect. You are given protection today because you’re chastised, cursed and judged. You are given protection today because you have suffered so much. If not, you’d have become depraved. God doesn’t mean to give you a hard time, man’s nature is firmly entrenched. For man’s disposition to change, that’s how it must be.

II

You are worthless and too lowly. Without chastisement and judgment, it would be hard to conquer you, your unrighteousness couldn’t be suppressed. Your old nature’s deeply rooted. If you were placed upon the throne, the height of heaven and earth’s depth, you’d have no clue, nor where to go. You don’t even know where you’re from, how could you know the Creator? Without today’s timely judgment, your last day would have long appeared, long appeared. You are given protection today because you’re chastised, cursed and judged. You are given protection today because you have suffered so much. If not, you’d have become depraved. God doesn’t mean to give you a hard time, man’s nature is firmly entrenched. For man’s disposition to change, that’s how it must be.

III

Without this timely chastisement, your fate would surely be at risk, and who knows how arrogant and how degenerate you would be. You are unable to control and to reflect upon yourselves. Judgment has brought you to today, and has preserved your existence. You should do better to accept judgment and chastisement today. What other choices do you have than to submit and be this way, be this way? You are given protection today because you’re chastised, cursed and judged. You are given protection today because you have suffered so much. If not, you’d have become depraved. God doesn’t mean to give you a hard time, man’s nature is firmly entrenched. For man’s disposition to change, that’s how it must be, that’s how it must be.

from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs

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